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February 23, 2020 - We have started working on a new team website. While we work on it, please excuse any errors on the current website. Thank you for your understanding. 

Ekofrukt excursion to Slaný

June 22, 2020 - Cherry-picking was a great start to the day thanks to the Geomigrace team who organised this one-day excursion to Slaný on Tuesday 16/06/2020, attended by a group of bachelors and doctoral students of geography at our faculty. After meeting the boss of the orchards, Mr Kníže, who gave us clear guidelines on how to pick cherries, which size and shades of red we have to search for, we were off to fill up our buckets. We were told that the skilled cherry pickers need approximately 15 minutes to fill up one bucket. Although we were motivated to show off our cherry-picking skills, our productivity was limited by our cherry addiction after the first bite.
Once the buckets were full, we set down for a discussion under the cherry trees. We could perceive that Mr Kníže takes a lot of pride in Ekofrukt being the 10th biggest fruit producer in Czechia; however, he was honest about the company's struggles. Namely, due to the pandemic Czechia and other countries have considerably constrained mobility, which resulted in a lack of workforce that was mainly composed of foreign workers. During our visit, Mr Kníže showed us around the plantation and the factory where they further select and use the fruits for making different products (syrups, muesli bars, etc.). We tackled a broad range of interesting topics during our visit; such as effects of different circumstances on the company and local economy, customers' preferences, and a wide variety of conditions necessary to satisfy for each type of fruit.
To sum up the foregoing, Ekofrukt demonstrated their dedication to their work with, for example, acquiring expensive technology for a quality selection of cherries according to their size and efforts put into the cultivation of watermelons!
(Adela Petrovic, URRlab)


New article Social Remittances upon Closer Examination: Moldovan Migrants in Prague, Czechia and Turin, Italy

June 12, 2020 - A new article has been just published by Dušan Drbohlav and Dagmar Dzúrová. The title Social Remittances upon Closer Examination: Moldovan Migrants in Prague, Czechia and Turin, Italy suggests that the article deals with one of our main research topics, social remittances. The article is HERE

The team Geomigrace has published the results of the annual competition on the best master thesis in the field of migration and integration

June 4, 2020 - The team Geomigrace has published the results of the annual competition on the best master thesis in the field of migration and integration.
Six theses entered the competition:
Vendula Bartošová: Reemigrace Čechů z Velké Británie. Filozofická fakulta, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Renata de Siqueira Campielo: “Home is where the WiFi is”: An e-research and content analysis on Digital Nomads, in the spectrum between Migration and Tourism. University of South Bohemia
Jan Krotký: Migration discourse in the European Parliament: Boundary work and determinants. Fakulta sociálních studií, Masarykova univerzita
Romana Marková: Vietnamská kuchyně jako nástroj integrace vietnamské menšiny do české společnosti. Pedagogická fakulta, Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích
Zuzana Marley Boba: Naratívy domova a prináležania druhej generácie Vietnamcov v Českej republike. Fakulta sociálních studií, Masarykova univerzita
Rupa Thapa: ‘The difference here is that we add more tomato sauce’, From entrepreneurial journey to the integration experience of Nepalese migrants in České Budějovice: A Case study. University of South Bohemia
The jury has agreed upon the following results: The winner is Vendula Bartošová, the second place is shared by Renata de Siqueira Campielo and Zuzana Marley Boba. We thank everybody for their participation and we congratulate the winners!
Due to the current epidemiological situation, the awards will be given only in September/October 2020. As in the previous years, the winner will have an opportunity to prente their theses within a Geomigrace seminar at the Faculty of Science, Charles University. The exact date will be announced in advance.

New article Attitudes of young Czechs towards immigration: comparison of 2011 and 2016

May 20, 2020 - A new article by Lenka Pavelková (our team), Martin Hanus and Jiří Hasman (our team) has been published in AUC Geographica. The article deals with attitudes of students towards immigration before and after so called migration crisis. You can download the article HERE.

Visiting professor Marie D. Price in GEOMIGRACE

March, 5, 2020 - This month (March 2020) we have the honor to host at our department Professor Marie D. Price from George Washington University, a renowned American geographer and researcher in the fields of international migration, urban geography, international relations and Latin America. Colleagues and students will be able to meet her and learn from her wide-ranging knowledge and research skills at public talks (see below) or during individual consultation.
Marie Price is President of the American Geographical Society and Professor of Geography and International Affairs at the George Washington University. She is also a non-resident fellow of the Migration Policy Institute. A Latin American and migration specialist, her studies have explored human migration, especially with a focus on the transformation of cities, but also natural resource use, environmental conservation, and regional development. She has conducted research in Belize, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, as well as e.g. in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Students of all study programs interested in personal consultation are welcome to contact Marie Price directly at mprice@gwu.edu. During the time of her stay she will use the office no. 210 on the 2nd floor of the Albertov 6 building.
Everyone from the broad academic public and beyond is cordially invited to join M. Price’s talks:  
Thursday 12. 3. 2020, at 17:20 – 18:50, room Levá rýsovna (LR) – Albertov 6
"Transnational migration linkages and their impact on development"
(part of the “Professional Seminar on Global Migration and Development Studies“ course)
Wednesday 18. 3. 2020, at 14:50 - 16:20, room VĚŽ – Albertov 6
"The migration impact on the small sending-region. Case of Valle Alto in the Department of Cochabamba of Bolivia"
(part of the “Latin America Seminar“ course)
Thursday 19. 3. 2020, at 14:00 – 17:00, room G2 – Albertov 6
"Global Immigrant gateways. Immigrant Inclusion in Cities"
 (part of the PhD colloquium of the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development)
Useful links:
Profile on the website of the Department of Geography, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Profile on the website of the Migration Policy Institute
Profile on the website of the American Geographical Society
For more information please contact doc. Eva Janská: eva.janska@natur.cuni.cz

Annual IMISCOE conference

July 4, 2019 - The annual IMISCOE conference was held between June 26 and June 28, 2019, in Malmö, Sweden. Members of our team presented the following contributions: 
Eva Janská, Zdeněk Čermák, Dušan Drbohlav: Transnational lives of labour migrants as a factor of their integration into the receiving society. The case of Moldovans in Czechia and Italy.
Dita Čermáková, Lenka Pavelková, Dušan Drbohlav: Social remittances – quantitative approach: Who could stand out behind social remittances? 
The official website of the conference is HERE

Members of our team participated in the 12th Polish-Czech-Slovak geographic seminar

June 21, 2019 - Between June 12 and June 14, 2019, members of our team participated in a traditional meeting of geographers from Czechia, Poland and Slovakia. This year, the meeting was held in Lochow, Poland. 
The contributions of our team members were: 
Vít Bořil, Jonáš SucháneK. Immigration, attitudes towards immigrants and populist radical right vote through the lens of cleavages, intergroup contact and group threat theories
Lenka Pavelková (with David Hána): Application of the contemporary reasearch in political geography into didactic materials with focus on digital resources
Jiří Hasman (with Kryštof Materna): False regional identity: the case of regional beer brands brewed in the plants out of the region

New article on the website of the Migration Policy Institute

June, 8, 2019 - Our colleagues Dušan Drbohlav and Kristýna Janurová have just published a new article on the website of the prestigious Migration Policy Institute. The title of the article is Migration and Integration in Czechia: Policy Advances and the Hand Brake of Populism and it is a summary of Czechia's recent migration history. As such it can also serve as a good introduction reading for readers who are not familiar with the country's migration situation. 
The text is available HERE

Results of the annual thesis competition

May 5, 2019 - The team evaluated the theses submitted to our annual competition for best theses in the field of international migration. The best theses this year are: 
1st: Jan Krotký: Sekuritizace neregulérní migrace v Evropském parlamentu v období 2014–2018. Fakulta sociálních studií, Masarykova univerzita
2nd: Female Labour Migration from Georgia: A Qualitative Study of the Influence of Migration on Gender Roles and Women’s Self-perceptions. Fakulta sociálních věd, Univerzita Karlova
3rd: Lenka Jansová: Význam času a místa v procesu migrace. Zkušenost dvou generací Čechů žijících v Berlíně. Filozofická fakulta, Univerzita Karlova
The prizes will be given on May 17, 2019, at our seminar. The winner will have an opportunity to present their theses. 
We thank everyone for participating and we are looking forward to seeing the winners on May 17. 


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